My Latest Vault Door Project

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by a1abdj, Sep 22, 2011.

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  1. a1abdj

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    It will be part of an exhibit on those that used guns for illegal purposes.


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  2. rjrivero

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    WOW. That is BEAUTIFUL!

    Makes me want to make a Vault!!
     
  3. awoodpd13

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    Beautiful...how old is the door??? :)
     
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    This door would have probably been somewhere in the 1910-1940 range.
     
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    Looking pretty good!

    Can you tell us more about the exhibit it will be part of?
     
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    It will be going to Vegas as part of a museum exhibit dedicated to the mob and other associated gangsters.
     
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    The mob museum looks pretty interesting. I'll check it out the next time I'm in Vegas - and be sure to brag that I "know" the guy that did that door.
     
  8. Fred Fuller

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    Beautiful work - thanks for sharing it!

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  9. hatmpita

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    Amazing work! Love the look of the those old vaults. Keep up the great work.
     
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    Nice going!!

    That is beautiful work. Congrats, you earned it! Thanks for sharing that with us
     
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    I love those old vault doors. In your opinion, how do they compare to a modern day vault door in terms of security. They certainly look intimidating.
     
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    This really depends. 100 years ago there was very limited access to portable electric tools, and there were no cordless power tools. The cutting torch had yet to be invented, and youtube wasn't around to show safe cracking videos. About the only thing burglars back then had going for them were explosives and hand tools. Many of these doors were very over built for their day, and many of them are still in use today.

    In today's vault market, many are simply concrete blocks wrapped in light gauge stainless steel. It looks like a steel door, but probably has less than 100 pounds worth of steel in it. Modern vault technology has kept up with modern tools and explosives, but has done away with all of the craftsmanship.

    The restoration costs of this door alone could have purchased a couple of modern day doors that would offer a higher level of security.
     
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